They believe. We believe. Do you?
In case you haven’t heard, England’s football team are in the World Cup semi-final this Wednesday, for the first time since 1990.
*Leave approximately five minutes for choruses of “it’s coming home” to subside*
To celebrate this Big National Event, the Mayor of London and Secretary of State have announced plans for a mahoosive public World Cup screening of the Croatia v England game in Hyde Park this Wednesday (July 11th). It’s set to be the biggest welcome home party in London this humpday, with 30,000 tickets waiting to be snapped up. Oh, and they’re all FREE!
The game starts at 7pm, and will be screened on the Great Oak Stage in Hyde Park (or Hype Park, as they really should be calling it). Helpfully, British Summer Time festival is already there, so the stage was, quite literally, already set for this game. To get in, you’ll need to apply via the official ticket ballot, which can be found here. They go on sale from 4pm, today only (Monday July 9th), until midnight, and you can apply for a maximum of four. Tickets are allocated via a lottery, and you’ll find out by 10am the next day if you’ve got ’em. City Hall’s official line on trying to get in without a ticket is don’t even bother.
It really does look like it’s coming home, doesn’t it? Makes me wonder what happens
if when we make the final. Perhaps we’ll all pile into Buckingham Palace for a grand old party with Liz and fam? Dare to dream, people, dare to dream…
Didn’t get tickets? Check out the rest of London’s World Cup screenings!
Featured image: @bsthydepark